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Sensing and Monitoring Professional Skiers
July-September 2005 (vol. 4 no. 3)
pp. 40-46
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Bernt Schiele, Darmstadt University of Technology
Wearable sensors can enhance the relationship between professional downhill skiers and their trainers by revealing information about the athlete's motions--such as force, rotation, or acceleration--that are difficult or impossible for the trainer to observe or quantify. Visualization software lets users visualize and synchronize a recorded video with the wearable-sensor data. The authors ran several real-world tests using a prototype system and interviewed ski trainers about their impressions and suggestions for improving the system.

This article is part of a special issue on pervasive computing in sports.

Index Terms:
wearable sensors, sports applications, visualization, wearable computing, assistive technology, feedback system, teaching of motion
Citation:
Florian Michahelles, Bernt Schiele, "Sensing and Monitoring Professional Skiers," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 40-46, July-Sept. 2005, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2005.66
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